Mace Plus (Mace's contracting arm) successfully delivered 1, Old Jewry, a prestigious mixed-use development comprising commercial office space and sub-divisible retail space for our client Standard Life Investments. Situated in the heart of the city of London, 1 Old Jewry incorporates commercial office and sub-divisible retail space at ground level.
With a retained sub-basement and basement, the 10,000m2 scheme was a new build to the 8th floor and comprised a structural steel frame with lightweight concrete floors on new piled foundations. The envelope to the three exposed elevations was a combination of Portland Stone and Anstrude (a French limestone) affixed to the structure via both pre-cast panels and handset elements. The aluminium window frames sit behind the stone façade. The roof is both paved and cobbled with plant located in wells formed within the roof itself. The northern elevation is built adjacent to the party wall of 8-10 Old Jewry and is supported by a façade retention system partially incorporated into the permanent structure.
The ground floor had a new office reception and sub-divisible retail space while the offices on levels one to eight were completed to category A specification.
Following a successful handover to the client the building is now fully occupied by its new tenant Fidessa.
Fit out by Como
In December 2008, Como was appointed as the main contractor on the fit out for Fidessa, a financial software and services company based in the heart of London's financial district.
The fit out encompassed over 60 000 sqft of space over eight levels from Cat A to Cat B.
The scope of works on levels 2 to 6 involved general office space, including meeting rooms, breakout areas and the installation of an MCR and SER's while levels 7 to 8 incorporated more technical space.
Designed by Pringle Brandon, these levels comprised the fit out of high spec client meeting and dining facilities, training rooms, management space, high level AV, installation of a generator and a feature staircase.
Some of the key challenges on the project included the road closure needed for the crane lift to install the generator and the major structural alterations needed to accommodate the new feature staircase. Along with this a substantial amount of AV had to be installed to accommodate training and video conferencing requirements.